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NITC Registration OPEN!

Did you qualify to the National Invitational Tournament of Champions? In coordination with Monument Publishing, we are flying in Stoa’s top coaches to get your ready for national competition. It’s called “NITC,” and you won’t want to miss it. “NITC” stands for the NITOC Invitational Tournament of Champions. We invite all Team-Policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate […]

003 – Strategic Negative Debating with Vance Trefethen

NOTE: Training Minds Podcast has changed to “Monument Publishing Podcast,” officially starting February 1, 2016. For now, here is a placeholder for the first episode airing January 18, 2016. Vance Trefethen likes to compare affirmative and negative debating to the 18th century cargo ships of the Mediterranean Sea. On the affirmative side, you had cargo […]

002 – Taking People Off Streets with Patrick McConlogue (Tribute to David Bowie)

NOTE: Training Minds Podcast has changed to “Monument Publishing Podcast,” officially starting February 1, 2016. For now, here is a placeholder for the first episode airing January 11, 2016. Patrick McConlogue helped a homeless man learn coding to ultimately launch an online application. Patrick was ridiculed by some in the media, but his accomplishment made […]

001 – Hierarchy of Speech and Debate with Travis Herche

NOTE: Training Minds Podcast has changed to “Monument Publishing Podcast,” officially starting February 1, 2016. For now, here is a placeholder for the first episode airing January 4, 2016. To kick off the first Monument Publishing podcast, we hear from Travis Herche on what he called the “hierarchy” of speech and debate. Much like Maslow’s […]

S2E10 – Five Significant Changes in 2016

Getting ready for the new year of competition? Monument Publishing has five significant changes coming up next week, and the changes will help you in your competitive success. Listen Download this podcast directly here. Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes Featured Resource Blue Book is jammed packed with a dozen cases and evidence briefs to […]

S2E9 – Evidence in Lincoln-Douglas Debate [Podcast]

Evidence is sometimes considered unnecessary in Lincoln-Douglas debate, but nothing could be further from the truth. Debaters who brush evidence aside so swiftly end up losing rounds. Coach Travis Herche explains assertion types and how evidence plugs into place for value debaters. Listen Download this podcast directly here. Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes Featured […]

S2E8 – Negative Briefing for Policy Debate [Podcast]

Matthew Baker explains how to develop a negative brief to specifically address cases you plan to hit in your next tournament. Listen Download this podcast directly here. Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes Featured Resource Midseason Blue has 20 briefs PER LEAGUE ready for you to download and utilize for your debate round. See http://monumentpublishing.com/midseasonblue. iTunes The […]

S2E7 – Organizing Your Speech [Podcast]

Cody Herche, title winner from NCFCA speech and debate events, gives championship ideas for organizing and revising speeches. Listen Download this podcast directly here. Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes Like us on FACEBOOK! As mentioned in the podcast, we will be publishing great content on Facebook. Like us here! Featured Resource Click here to […]

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